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Virginia Health Officials Release Adult Tobacco Use Survey Results

, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Tobacco Control Program (TCP) launched the first Virginia Adult Tobacco Survey (VATS) to guide the state’s tobacco control activities.VATS assessed tobacco use as well as attitudes and opinions on tobacco such as
added Dec 10, 2018 17:03

[Virginia] Elimination of price supports pushed out small-scale tobacco farmers

“I said, ‘What’s Uncle Sam got to do with growing tobacco?’ I found out very quickly he had everything to do with growing tobacco,” Johnny said. In the 1930s, the federal government created a price support program to assist tobacco farmers. This was ach
Roanoke (VA) Times & World News
added Dec 10, 2018 13:44

[West Virginia] Campus task force working to ban vapes and e-cigs

The Tobacco Free Task Force at West Virginia University is recommending revisions to the current tobacco policy to ban vapes and electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. For the first time, these revisions would set up a mechanism to enforce a 6-year-old
Daily Athenaeum (West Virginia University)
added Dec 8, 2018 02:52

[New York] Youth share facts about tobacco marketing

Clyde- Savannah Reality Check youth shared facts about the tobacco industry with fellow students in recognition of Seen Enough Tobacco Day. A trick-or-treat-themed activity educated youth on how the tobacco industry uses trickery to attract them to their
Finger Lakes (NY) Times
added Dec 10, 2018 19:14

[New York] Erie County bans smoking in cars with kids

County legislators in Buffalo have banned smoking tobacco products in a car with anyone 17 or younger present in the vehicle.The new Erie County law, which was passed unanimously Wednesday, also bans smoking in and around bus shelters. WIVB-TV reports the
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 10, 2018 17:14

[New York] LOKEY: I got my mom addicted to Juuling and now I can’t stop either

quitting the Juul is going to be insanely difficult. But I love a challenge, and if that dinky 17-year-old from the New York Times can do it, then, dammit, so can I! Maybe I’ll try to give up Juuling for Lent. Choose your fighter: my raging Catholic guilt
Columbia Daily Spectator (Columbia U.)
added Dec 7, 2018 15:21

Florida top court denies rehearing case that rejected Daubert evidence standard

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co and Crane Co, two defendants in an asbestos-related case, had asked the court to reconsider its opinion, saying the ruling would “inevitably lead to difficult separation-of-powers disputes.”
added Dec 10, 2018 01:16

Motley Rice, Venable Attorneys Face Off as Rare Florida Non-Engle Tobacco Trial Opens Against Philip Morris

Capone died of lung cancer in 2006...Finch outlined evidence he said showed a multi-pronged effort throughout much of the latter half of the 20th century to undermine the growing weight of medical evidence on smoking’s dangers. Meanwhile, Finch said, tob
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Dec 8, 2018 20:51

[Maryland] Baltimore City Council bills aim to cut back on vaping, smoking — including banning flavored vape liquids

The three bills look to broaden the definition of smoking devices and ban the sale of flavored vaping liquids, as well as call for tobacco retailers to post information about smoking risks and cessation and carry nicotine replacement products such as pat
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Dec 8, 2018 02:53

[Michigan] Students and community members split on proposed e-cig regulations

Students are split on the necessity of proposed FDA regulations that would affect the sale of Juuls and other e-cigarettes. The proposed regulations follow an FDA probe which revealed possible targeting of minors by e-cigarette companies as well as insta
Western Herald (Western Michigan U.)
added Dec 8, 2018 02:53
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